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Portugal - February 14, 2018

Workers from the national courier of Portugal (Correios de Portugal) will participate in a nation-wide strike on February 23, 2018. The strike will last for 24 hours.  Some delays can occur.

France - February 13, 2018

Effective February 13, 2018,  postal services are back to normal pursuant to heavy snowfall that affected Paris and the Paris Region (Île-de-France) on Tuesday, February 6, 2018


South America - February 9, 2018

Brazilian Carnival takes place Friday, February 9 through Sunday, February 18. We will continue to send mail to Brazil and Argentina, but delays in final delivery can be expected during this time

France - February 9, 2018

Paris and the Paris Region (Île-de-France) were hit by a heavy snowstorm on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. As a result, the French authorities have put into place an emergency plan prohibiting all vehicles weighing over 7.5 tons from the entire Île-de-France road network until further notice.
Delays will be experienced in the collection, processing and delivery of domestic and international letter post, parcel post and EMS items throughout France.

Asia - February 9, 2018

Chinese New Year runs from February 14-21, 2018. Delivery delays are expected during and after the New Year throughout China and some delays for nearby Asian countries.

Chinese New Year is a public holiday in China. It is also a public holiday in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, North Korea, Singapore, South Korea, and Vietnam.


Japan - January 25, 2018

Heavy snowfall in the Tokyo region has caused flight cancellations and disrupted traffic since January 24, 2018. Minor delays can be expected.

China - January 25, 2018

From February 15-21, 2018, Chinese New Year and Spring Festival will be celebrated in China. Local deliveries in China are expected to be delayed during this time.

France - January 25, 2018

Several areas in France are experiencing floods since January 24, 2018, due to heavy rainfall. The Parisian neighborhood of Villeneuve-Saint-George has been evacuated due to flooding. Several departments in France are on high alert due to rising water levels. Water levels are expected to rise until February 4, 2018. Delays can be expected.

Great Britain - January 9, 2018

The disruptions caused by the extreme winds of Storm Eleanor have ended and that all postal services are back to normal.

Great Britain - January 8, 2018

Extreme winds of Storm Eleanor have caused disruptions to deliveries, trucking and ferry connections.  The delivery of letter post, parcels and EMS items is being affected nationwide.